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Search and Thesaurus(Word) not working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Blade1, Nov 26, 2011.

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  1. Blade1

    Blade1 Thread Starter

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    System: Microsoft XP Home Edition
    Microsoft Word 2007

    Both were fine for years, and in constant use, until a few days ago, this happened.

    The Search companion, used for searching for files and folders, would fail to even load. Once the search button is clicked on, the sidebar it usually appears on goes blank.

    Thesaurus would fail to look up any word, and would just display "No results found. Please search again." After some investigation, I found that the translation function also failed in the same way. Both of these functions are located in the Review section of Word, under Research. In this problem, when either the thesaurus or translation button was clicked, the Research button was highlighted instead.
     
  2. Jason83

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    Have you tried a SYSTEMRESTORE to a point prior to your problem?
    Also which service pack are you currently running?How about uninstalling then reinstalling microsoft word.


     
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    Hahaha it wasn't on... bc I didn't know where to access it. Thx for the link. Both the search and Word work properly now. Guess Windows was trolling me... seriously.
     
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